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12 Stones
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Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Heifer International
Provider Set:
Heifer Education
Author:
Sandy Smolen
Date Added:
12/07/2009
Animal Diversity Web
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This site is a searchable encyclopedia of thousands of photos, descriptions, sound recordings, and other information about individual animal species. Find out about amphibians, arthropods, birds, fishes, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and sharks. Explore special features on mammals, skulls, and frog calls. Students are invited to contribute.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
DLESE Community Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
11/06/2008
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
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In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence of an ecosystem can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our own communities. This activity can be conducted as either a very structured or open-ended design.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, Themes and Concepts of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify and describe the properties of lifeDescribe the levels of organization among living thingsRecognize and interpret a phylogenetic treeList examples of different sub disciplines in biology

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
07/10/2017
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Biology, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, Themes and Concepts of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify and describe the properties of lifeDescribe the levels of organization among living thingsRecognize and interpret a phylogenetic treeList examples of different sub disciplines in biology

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Tina B. Jones
Date Added:
08/17/2019
Campaigns and Organisations
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If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover, the decision to campaign on a particular issue can expose tensions and cracks within an organisation itself.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
07/30/2008
Citizen Science with Zooniverse
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Students learn that ordinary citizens, including students like themselves, can make meaningful contributions to science through the concept of "citizen science." First, students learn some examples of ongoing citizen science projects that are common around the world, such as medical research, medication testing and donating idle computer time to perform scientific calculations. Then they explore Zooniverse, an interactive website that shows how research in areas from marine biology to astronomy leverage the power of the Internet to use the assistance of non-scientists to classify large amounts of data that is unclassifiable by machines for various reasons. To conclude, student groups act as engineering teams to brainstorm projects ideas for their own town that could benefit from community help, then design conceptual interactive websites that could organize and support the projects.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jennifer Nider
Lori Rice
Paul Cain
Sujatha Prakash
Yasche Glass
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Community Portfolio: Family, Community and World
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Lucas Rule for Global 9/10 Course; Adaptable to other grades. A series of 8 assignments that connect the significance of objects, story telling, place, tradition and community research both to family history to world history events. Student choose 4 completed assignments for a portfolio to represent their work for the course.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 1 - How responsive are schools to the socio-economic challenges in South Africa today?
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The purpose of this toolkit is to understand what threatens the quality of education in your school so that you can take informed action to remedy the situation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 3 - Care for vulnerable learners
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There are different ways of combating discrimination and creating a safe and nonthreatening environment at school. An important contribution can be made by implementing an Anti-Bullying Policy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 5 - Good nutrition for learning
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The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a helpful, detailed checklist for SMTs to plan and manage their school nutrition programme.

Subject:
Education
Nutrition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 6 - School-based aftercare
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The purpose of this toolkit is to use a brainstorming technique to come up with creative ideas respond to the challenge of providing aftercare support for vulnerable learners. To use the ideas from the brainstorming session to inform the development of a draft set of ideas for an aftercare strategy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 7 - Counselling support for vulnerable learners
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The purpose of this toolkit is to conduct a situational analysis or assessment that will help you to understand the size of the challenge and the current capacity of your school to set up a counselling service. To assist you to decide on the most suitable options for implementing counselling support in your school context.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 8 - Developing a school-based care and support plan
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The purpose of this toolkit is to conduct a situational analysis or assessment that will help you to understand the size of the challenge and the current capacity of your school to set up a counselling service. To assist you to decide on the most suitable options for implementing counselling support in your school context.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
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Critical
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Learners will be exposed to a variety of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) whereby they will develop and build awareness of viable resources they can draw upon currently and, in the future, to help achieve their goals. This lesson will help prepare learners to identify a nonprofit organization’s mission statement and learner’s will employ critical thinking skills to connect that mission statement to one of the nonprofit’s past/current/future projects. Learners will orally present their findings to their peers. This lesson will apply the universal intellectual standard of relevance as learners will write a reflective analysis of their own research experience and explain which NGO/IGO is most relevant to their lives. The lesson activities can be adapted to different classrooms depending on available technologies.

Subject:
Communication
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Laurie Wyatt
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Critical Analysis of Non-governmental (NGO) and Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Mission Statements and Relevance
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Learners will be exposed to a variety of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) whereby they will develop and build awareness of viable resources they can draw upon currently and, in the future, to help achieve their goals. This lesson will help prepare learners to identify a nonprofit organization’s mission statement and learner’s will employ critical thinking skills to connect that mission statement to one of the nonprofit’s past/current/future projects. Learners will orally present their findings to their peers. This lesson will apply the universal intellectual standard of relevance as learners will write a reflective analysis of their own research experience and explain which NGO/IGO is most relevant to their lives. The lesson activities can be adapted to different classrooms depending on available technologies.

Subject:
Communication
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessi Orth
Date Added:
05/02/2019
Developing Empathy
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When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Teaching Tolerance
Date Added:
11/23/2016
EL CIVICS ESL Literacy Text
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This material is for low beginning/literacy ESL students who need life skill instruction. There is a teacher's manual, student book, blackline masters and audio for every lesson. This material was developed through a California Department of Education grant. Co-Author is Grace Tanaka.  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Susan Gaer
Date Added:
11/01/2016
Engineers Love Pizza, Too!
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In this service-learning engineering project, students follow the steps of the engineering design process to design an assistive eating device for a client. More specifically, they design a prototype device to help a young girl who has a medical condition that restricts the motion of her joints. Her wish is to eat her favorite food, pizza, without getting her nose wet. Students learn about arthrogryposis and how it affects the human body as they act as engineers to find a solution to this open-ended design challenge and build a working prototype. This project works even better if you arrange for a client in your own community.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brandi Briggs
Eszter Horanyi
Jonathan MacNeil
Malinda Zarske
M. Travis O'Hair
Stephanie Rivale
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Engineers Speak for the Trees
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Students begin by reading Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" as an example of how overdevelopment can cause long-lasting environmental destruction. Students discuss how to balance the needs of the environment with the needs of human industry. Student teams are asked to serve as natural resource engineers, city planning engineers and civil engineers with the task to replant the nearly destroyed forest and develop a sustainable community design that can co-exist with the re-established natural area.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jacob Crosby
Kate Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
English Language Arts, Grade 12
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The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
10/06/2016
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Things Fall Apart
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In our lives, we are constantly telling stories to ourselves and to others in an attempt to both understand our experiences and present our best selves to others.  But how do we tell a story about ourselves that is both true and positive? How do we hold ourselves up in the best possible light, while still being honest about our struggles and our flaws? Students will explore ways of interpreting and portraying personal experiences.  They'll read Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart , analyzing the text through the eyes of one character. They'll get to know that character's flaws and strengths, and they'll tell part of the story from that character's perspective, doing their best to tell an honest tale that presents their character's best side. Then they'll explore their own stories, crafting a personal narrative about an important moment of learning in his or her life.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Students read and analyze Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart , viewing the events and conflicts of the novel through the eyes of one of the central characters.
Students write a two-part narrative project: one narrative told through their character’s perspective and one personal narrative about an incident in their own life.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

How do our conflicts shape and show our character?
How can we tell a story about ourselves that’s both honest and positive?
How do definitions of justice change depending on the culture you live in?
What are ways individuals can react to a changing world? To a community that doesn’t accept us?

BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT: Cold Read

During this unit, on a day of your choosing, we recommend you administer a Cold Read to assess students’ reading comprehension. For this assessment, students read a text they have never seen before and then respond to multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. The assessment is not included in this course materials.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Pearson
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Things Fall Apart, Character, Conflict, and Culture, Character Introductions
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Who are the characters students will meet in this novel? In this lesson, students will become familiar with one particular character, through whose eyes they will read and interpret the novel. Students will make a profile of their character to introduce him or her to the rest of the class.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Things Fall Apart, The Big Questions, Analyzing Character Traits
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Can a person be both admirable and flawed at the same time? In this lesson, students will look more closely at the character of Okonkwo. Students will figure out what his most admirable qualities are, as well as some of his flaws. They will also decide whether Okonkwo has the potential to be a tragic hero.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015
Fast Food, Advanced-Mid, ASL 301, Lab 02
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Students will be comparing different dishes of food and defending their opinion on which is more healthy. After that, the lab assistant will facilitate an open discussion (via prompted questions) about the Deaf community interacting in fast food businesses compared to hearing people's experiences.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Sarra Foerster
Gabi Jones
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition
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In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time, he explains why the mores of different communities, even when incompatible, are still variations on the same moral themes. The book thus maps out a universe of many moral worlds without, as Velleman puts it, "moral black holes”. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, this book presupposes no prior training in philosophy.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
J. David Velleman
Date Added:
07/24/2019
Heritage Spanish
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If you have found yourself searching for, adapting or creating materials for your heritage classes because of a lack of readily available commercial resources, this site is for you!

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
12/12/2016
Household Food Security: Module 1: Introduction to Household Food Security
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In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and households. You will eventually be able to report on the community situation regarding food insecurity and related issues and to advocate and request assistance for intervention.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
07/01/2010
Household Food Security. Module 2- Participatory Extension for Household Food Security
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This unit we focus on household food security and what the effect of food insecurity will be on households. These days the concepts nutrition, nutrition security, livelihoods and household livelihood security are also used when the bigger picture of household food security is discussed.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Household Food Security. Module 3 - Sustainable Natural Resources Use
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In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Household Food Security. Module 4 - Food Behaviour and Nutrition
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In Module 4 you are revising the important concepts from Module 1 such as food security,food insecurity, nutrition security and livelihood security. We add nutrition for the vulnerable,food behaviour, food choices, dietary patterns and diet diversity, as well as the role played by different stakeholders involved in food security. Together with the households you will gain knowledge on these issues and help the households themselves to gather information about their nutrition related problems, vulnerability, risks and malnutrition. You will together with them analyse the causes of these problems on different levels, from the macro to the micro level. The most important set of skills you will learn is how to work with households as a facilitator.

Subject:
Ecology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
07/01/2010
How Can I Promote Healthy Lifestyles in My Community?
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In this problem-based learning module, students will research health issues that are relevant to elementary students k-3. Students will look at perceptions, influences, education, research and discussion.Information will be provided through various ways including direct instruction, small group instruction by the classroom teacher, online research, and real-life research. Students will research media influences on health and develop a student-produced Public Service Announcement that will be shared with their peers as well as k-3 students in the district. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from each other and share their ideas with community stakeholders and plan next steps to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/21/2017
How Can We Reduce Trash in the Cafeteria?
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This problem based learning (PBL) activity allows students to become educated on how excess waste can harm the environment. This activity then has the students form a plan on how their school can limit trash output in their cafeteria, and then sending a letter to their principle describing their plan.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sophia Kroscher
Date Added:
10/11/2016